-1.4 on previous index reading
The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse came in at 89.4 in March 2019. The index, which combines the results of the Consumer and Business Pulses, was down 1.4 on last month and 7.7 on a year ago.
With a raft of votes – on Prime Minister May’s deal, exiting without an agreement and extending Article 50 – taking place in the UK Parliament, London and Brussels in 11th hour talks and the Irish Government ramping up its no deal preparations, Brexit has continued to make waves and temper the mood. Sentiment was down in all business sectors this month, while households remained jittery about the outlook for the economy.